Pie, glorious pie. A humble dinner staple here in Yorkshire. That crusty, flaky pastry combined with a rich, meaty filling is hard to beat, and as a region, we make it extremely well. From the classic steak and ale to more inventive creations, here’s our guide to the best Yorkshire pubs serving up proper good pie.
1. The New Inn at Cropton
In addition to their sensational steak and ale pie which is encased inside of a rosemary shortcrust pastry, The New Inn also serves up delicious Yorkshire Pudding Pies – filled with Wagyu beef and a proper Yorkshire Porter.
Supplied by the Yorkshire Pudding Pie Co., the pud pies are most certainly unique, and perfect served alongside a nice, cold beer. The New Inn at Cropton, Cropton Lane, Pickering, YO18 8HH.
2. The Piebald Inn, Hunmanby
The Piebald Inn is among the most famous places in Yorkshire to grab a bitta pie – and for good reason. It’s an absolute haven for pie lovers, with dozens upon dozens of fillings to choose from.
We’re talking all of the classics – steak and ale, chicken and potato, you name it – but also plenty of inventive options, too. Think Thai green curry encased within crusty pastry, as well as options such as Korean brisket, chicken Tikka and even Tennessee BBQ.
Serving approximately 52 pies, guests can tuck into huge portions, alongside chips, peas and plenty of gravy. The Piebald Inn, 65 Sands Ln, Hunmanby, Filey, YO14 0LT.
3. The Fox & Rabbit Inn, Pickering
A hidden gem found near Pickering – just a short drive away from the stunning North York Moors – The Fox and Rabbit Inn serves up some generously portioned pies, filled with delicious steak and Black Sheep ale, served with homemade chips.
Created by their in-house head chef, Dave, guests can expect fresh ingredients with seasonally changing menus, reflecting the very best of Yorkshire at any given time. The Fox and Rabbit Inn, Whitby Rd, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7NQ.
4. The Black Swan, York
Dating all the way back to the 15th century, The Black Swan Inn knows how to make a good, homemade pie, with Yorkshire folk aplenty raving about their delicious creations.
Serving an array of different fillings to choose from, guests can enjoy proper traditional options, including lam and mushy peas, steak and ale, steak and stilton, leek and potato, pigeon breast and smoked haddock.
Served with veggies, chips, mash and gravy, guests are bound to leave full after a pie at The Black Swan. Pair it with a proper ale and you’re onto a winner. The Black Swan Inn, 23 Peasholme Grn, York, YO1 7PR.
5. Midnight Bell, Leeds
Just a stone’s throw away from the city centre, The Midnight Bell serves up some of the best, fluffiest, flakiest pies in Leeds – making it one of the city’s most underrated gems.
Served with all the trimmings, guests can choose from steak and red wine, smoked haddock and salmon or vegan oyster and chestnut, with seasonal veggies, creamy mash and delicious buttery vegetables to finish it off with.
Trust us when we say, it’s well worth the visit next time you have a hankering for pie. Oh, and don’t forget to try one of Leeds Brewery’s very own beers while you’re there. The Midnight Bell, 101 Water Ln, Holbeck, Leeds, LS11 5QN.